Thank you Softbank.
Well, I guess I have a few more things to say.
Like, thank you readers! If no one visited this site, I probably wouldn't have the motivation to continue posting. I installed code for Google Analystics at the end of January, and have seen a modest but steady increase in unique visitors per day.
For work, I've been pretty much required to use Macs, which used to be a real chore until Mac OS X was released with a UNIX-like kernel. So, if it wasn't for Softbank, I would have certainly become an iPhone user, even though I've always been a fan of linux.
While an iPhone can be jailbroken to get root access allowing installation of otherwise unavailable applications, the fact that the iOS is closed source means users will never have access to custom kernels or an entire custom ROM compiled from source.
The iPhone is certainly a slick package, but as a whole Android and the linux kernel are where it's at.
The focus of this blog has changed in ways I never imagined a year ago. So now that the point of this blog is no longer about trying to figure out exactly what qualifies one to become an iPhone owner and customer of Softbank, I'm thinking about making a few more fundamental changes.
Changes to what? I'm not really sure yet. I've been thinking of changing the name of the blog, but not sure if I want to invest the time to do it properly. I'd probably need to leave this as is with a redirect to the new blog so that readers can continue to find it. I've also briefly considered getting hosting service, but the amount of time I have to put into this blog means that it is probably not worth the expense.
And besides, Japandroid.com is being squatted, since before Android was first released, but some twat in Saitama.